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Ok, so I found a few fleas on each other pups...The delema is that they are growing so fast that I don't want to buy a three pack of biospot only to use one of them as Jetta will be out of the current weight range by next flea season...

Is there a good shampoo I can use to eradicate the few fleas on them?  I plan to start their flea treatment march/april of next year...
 

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I think you may have to use the bio spot or frontline, something like that to get rid of them. Once you have them it is difficult to get rid of the little pests. Can't you purchase a single dose at your vet's office for each of them?
 

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Any shampoo should kill fleas, just leave it on for 10 minutes.  The thing you have to worry about is the fleas in the environment. Frontline should last 3 months for fleas, I think.  So maybe a single dose to carry you through the winter.
 

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i would ask the vet about a single pack... thats what we did w/ dungy cause he is growing
 
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I don't believe in the chemical crap at the vets office, I use a natural citric product that I found at Drsfostersandsmith.com it is biospot and my vet doesn't carry it...We have found no fleas in the house, just on the doggies
 

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Believe me if there are fleas on your dogs, there are fleas in your house. If you will only use Bio spot, I would suggest you order it to rid your animals of fleas.
 
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yeah, i def. want to nip it in the bud right  now...when I was a kid we had a boston terrier who was given to us...we couldn't afford flea meds (we were barely getting by ourselves, living off of ramon noodles and hamburger helper) and she was SOOO infested, as were we...I remember in 6th grade sitting at my desk and looking down and off jumps a flea, on my table...talk about embarrassing..I was the kid with fleas (noone knew thank God)...not lice...but it was horrible..I vow never to put my pups or myself through that agin
 

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aquagirl900\";p=\"54122 said:
I don't believe in the chemical crap at the vets office, I use a natural citric product that I found at Drsfostersandsmith.com it is biospot and my vet doesn't carry it...We have found no fleas in the house, just on the doggies
BioSpots main ingred's are Permethrin & Methoprene IGR, which makes it the same "chemical crap" sold at the vets office.... :)
also, one of the best things I have seen to bathe a dog in even with sensitive skin is Dawn dishawashing soap because it kills fleas too....
 
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yup i was going to say the same thing dawn and sunlight i think does the trick on fleas and its ok for their skin but not to much used and a lot of picking.ewww hate fleas.
 

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Im with Sharon! BioSpot is basically the same thing as Frontline! Ive been using it for years on all of my dogs! No problems. We also used Sratch-X soap from the pet store and it killed the fleas instantly! I mean you could see them dropping off! Also I picked up some spray flea stuff at PetsMart cant remember the name but you can spray it on your dogs AND on furniture! It says its all natural.
 
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Ok, that sucks...I don't want biospot anymore...are there alternatives to the chemicals to stop flea infestation?
 

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I use this for flea preventative in the winter months.

http://www.healthyfoodforpets.com/FleaFree.html

Garlic is a natural flea preventative. All you need is a 1/2 - 1 clove a week. But, like I said it is a preventative. I used to just use the garlic, but now I am trying this Flea Free.
Being that you have fleas already, I would use some of that "chemical crap" to get rid of the fleas that you have already and either use it monthly or get on another preventative program, such as the flea free to prevent any more infestations.
Just curious as to if you have Bo and Jetta on any type of heartworm preventative?
 
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Jetta is on heatworm preventative (interceptor) Bo will be when he gets into the vet in 3ish weeks (he will see vet for rabies shot after I have finished giving his 7 in 1 shots)
 

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I'm not a fan of chemicals, but the alternative of the dog and me suffering from fleas and also the increased risk of tapeworms and other problems far outweigh the problems.  Down here in the South, there's really no viable option other than a Frontline type product.
 
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we can't afford those...$15 bucks a month...$17 for 3 months of biospot is better..lol
 

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aquagirl900\";p=\"54970 said:
we can't afford those...$15 bucks a month...$17 for 3 months of biospot is better..lol
Well if the Bio-Spot works I would stick with it....because it has the same med's in it as frontline :)
 

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LOL TOO CUTE... I could sooo see her little lips moving and doing the little jig he does! LOL

My dad use to use the cheap stuff from wal-mart... from what I remember... it worked on Nikki... though when I went to 'rescue' her from him he'd stopped putting it on her... and GOOD GAWD was SHE just COVERED IN FLEAS and ticks... and those BIG FAT TICKS TOO!... ALL OVER... I HAD TO TAKE HER!! I'm surprised her ears didn't flop over the were so full.

ANYWAY... she's much better now though!!
 
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